My name is David Oddo, and I am a partner and senior trial attorney at the law firm Oddo & Babat, P.C.
I began my legal career as a state prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where I prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters, on behalf of the victims of those crimes. As much as I enjoyed and valued public service, I entered private practice in 1993, in order to represent a different kind of victim: people who have been seriously injured as the result of the negligent, reckless, or wilful conduct of others.
I have dedicated my professional life toward the goal of obtaining justice for people through our civil justice system. I take great pride in fighting for those who do not have the ability or means to take on the insurance companies, big corporations, hospitals, nursing homes, etc…especially after their lives have been turned upside down by catastrophic injury suffered through no fault of their own.
I have never aspired to represent banks or corporations; I have always been called to represent individuals and their families, and to try to make a real difference in people’s lives. Since I entered private practice almost 30 years ago, I have focused on representing victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury.
My firm concentrates its practice in the areas of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, premises liability, and other general negligence cases. We are also one of the leading firms representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse, whether the abuse was by an individual, organization, or institution.
Medical Malpractice And Wrongful Death In New York
This book is designed to address many of the misconceptions and common questions surrounding medical malpractice and wrongful death in New York, which are areas of law that present unique and challenging issues. I believe that a better understanding of these issues will benefit both our clients and the attorneys who represent those injured through negligent acts. For that reason, this book is also meant to answer some of the tougher questions that arise in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Victims of medical malpractice and those who have lost loved ones through the negligence of others face daunting personal challenges.
Having to navigate a lawsuit without a skilled, experienced trial attorney should not be one of them. For the attorney, please know that these cases are not for the faint of heart. It is well known that the successful trial attorney is not only armed with the necessary experience, knowledge, and trial skills but also with extraordinary courage, conviction and empathy.